|I've also been delving into the DIY world of |
making dashboards, booklets, and pockets!
Friday, February 26, 2021
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
During my exploration of Traveler's Notebooks, I've been viewing a lot of YouTube videos. There's a whole other side of planning out there, folks!
This morning while I was watching how to use a TN as a wallet, I came across a hack that kind of combines rings with strings - and one that I knew I would be able to use.
As you may know, TN's are basically a combination of notebooks, sometimes with other accessories, such as folders, dashboards, wallet inserts, etc. The video I was watching showed how to make a credit card holder and how to put it in a TN with an elastic band. She went on further to show how to put it in a ringed binder with a rubber band.
I thought that was pretty cool, but then she took a small notebook, put a rubber band around it, and put that in her ringed binder. Wow! Why hadn't I thought of that? I like carrying around an extra little notebook in my planner, but it adds so much bulk to the side pocket.
See the picture below? Just find the center of your notebook and put a rubber band around itand then put the rubber band around/inside your rings. Your notebook will sit nicely in front, or put it in the back (or the middle if you want!), and your side pocket will still lie nice and flat.
It is extremely easy to slip that notebook in and out as well. I keep a lot of information in my A-Z files, but if you had different-sized planners, and didn't want to buy the A-Z dividers for each planner, put your information in a Reference Notebook, and just move it out of one planner and into another.
It's the little things - know what I mean?
Monday, February 22, 2021
A follower asked for an update of an insert that I made a couple of years ago and asked that it be undated so that she can fill them in herself and use them whenever. She also asked for a Monday start.
I was happy to accommodate her request and added a few extras, that I'll explain. These inserts are designed to be printed on half-size paper.
Pages 1-2: monthly spread, M-Sun, no month or year
Pages 3-4: monthly spread, M-Sun, fill in Month:______________ Year: _________
Pages 5-28: Left side dated Jan - Dec, Right side fill in 20___
Pages 29-32: option for the second page, years 2021 - 2024
That might not make sense, but once you see it, it should. If you have any questions, please ask!
Sunday, February 21, 2021
Last week we were one of the millions that experienced a winter storm. We were so fortunate that we never lost power. Our internet, however, did go out, and even though I know I sound very pitiful, I will say it was rough! It wasn't just me, it was my 18 & 20-year-old guys, and my husband - and it is amazing how much we all depend on the internet for our cable, for our movies, for our schoolwork, for our blogging, email, weather report, temperature checks, sports scores...you see what I'm saying.
Right before the Internet guy came out on Saturday, my package from Michael's arrived (the mail didn't deliver between Tues and Fri because of the ice (we Alabamians don't know how to drive in it!). Michael's had some good clearance prices on their planners and I had ordered a few things.
I'm getting ready to jump down a rabbit hole! I bought 3 Traveler notebooks (Michael's calls them that instead of Traveler's Notebooks) and 2 Traveler refill books. The lingo has confused me a bit, because the cover is called a notebook. The books (booklets?) inside are called inserts. It's taking me a minute.
The covers were $3 each and they came with a craft folder and two inserts. The refill books were $1 each - some are grid paper, and some are plain white. I spent under $20 (including shipping) for all of it, so I felt like I got a good deal.
The quality definitely isn't as good as a true TN, and I can tell already I don't like the strings that came with them - they are thin and too stretchy. I decided I wasn't going to go crazy buying a leather TN and all the accessories until I give the planning system a try to decide if I really like it. I am going to give a try between now and April (my birthday) and if I like it, then I will let myself buy a few things.
I think I have officially started collecting the Recollections Personal Planners from Michael's. Since they are discontinuing them, chances are I won't go crazy and buy more (however I did buy one off eBay, LOL!) Here's what I have so far.
The gold and white stripe personal on the left, and the A5 white pearl on the right are my newest purchases. I plan on buying anymore A5's, but I really wanted the white one! <grin>
|Ready for the new week.|
Wednesday, February 17, 2021
Monday, February 15, 2021
I have been using my planner as a wallet for many years. Since I carry it everywhere, it made sense to make that change, and I don't think I have once regretted my decision. It has helped me be more choosy about what I keep (necessary) and the things I don't know what to do with (unnecessary). I will keep an appointment card until it is processed in my planner, but I will find a better place (or throw away) an old movie ticket stub.
Friday, February 12, 2021
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